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Global Warming is Making Wildfires and Hurricanes Worse, Al Gore Says


October 14, 2017

Newsweek - Former Vice President Al Gore addressed the crowd at the National Clean Energy Conference in Las Vegas, where he was joined by a group of environmental leaders who discussed the increasing concerns of global warming on our planet.

"The most dangerous myth that we have bought into as a society is not the myth that climate isn't changing or that humans aren't responsible," Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist at Texas Tech University, told CNN, shortly after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. "It's the myth that 'It doesn't matter to me.' And that's why this is absolutely the time to be talking about the way climate change amplifies or exacerbates these natural events. This brings it home."

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